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August 11, 2012 6:00:35 PM

Hello everyone. I recently bought a Cooler master Hyper TX3 EVO cpu cooler. The reason i bought it because my cpu temp was raising without limit until the PC was shut down (over 110c on data transfering, shuting down when opening a browser). Now with the tx3 my idle temp is about 50c and on full load reaches 70c maybe even 72-73c. I am not sure why my cpu has such a high temp, i was expecting low 30c with this cooler. And it was installed by a professional.

Cheers.

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a b à CPUs
August 11, 2012 6:06:16 PM

Hi :) 

Try new cpu cement...

All the best Brett :) 
a c 309 à CPUs
August 11, 2012 8:39:05 PM

What are you using to read your temps? Try Core Temp: http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
Click on "more downloads" to get the pgm. The main link installs bloatware.
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August 11, 2012 9:50:21 PM

I am using coretemp :) 
a c 109 à CPUs
August 11, 2012 9:56:17 PM

And by 'professional' you mean a person working in a computer shop right?

He either put too much or too little or non thermal paste on the heatsink.


a c 109 à CPUs
August 11, 2012 10:01:03 PM

Go back to the first 'professional' and ask him to check it, if he is a professional he should be able to fix the problem easily.
August 11, 2012 10:01:20 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
And by 'professional' you mean a person working in a computer shop right?.

Yes. So i should go to another "professional" and reapply the thermal paste?
a c 309 à CPUs
August 11, 2012 10:30:18 PM

50C (Core Temp) at idle with that cooler on the 5000+ is quite high. I'm thinking the pro that did the job might not have done a very good job. If you are up for re-doing it yourself, it's not a very hard job. You simply remove the cooler and clean the mating surfaces of the old TIM and put a dab of new on the CPU's heat spreader. Re-install the cooler and you are good.
August 11, 2012 10:32:45 PM

I don't have any thermal paste... But what is your opinion on the temp before i got the CM cooler? It went up till shut down. Maybe the cpu has some fault?
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August 11, 2012 10:50:37 PM

Probably not the CPU, you might be having bad luck with coolers, thats why i do it by my self all the time, you don't know what the so called pro did, there could of been paste already on there and he put more on or took all of it off.

The temps before were too bad, these temps are better but are still bad for that cooler.


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August 12, 2012 1:19:28 AM

theProbe said:
I don't have any thermal paste... But what is your opinion on the temp before i got the CM cooler? It went up till shut down. Maybe the cpu has some fault?

Your cpu was extremely hot at 110C. But, I'm not sure which 5000+ you have. There were several with that designation. Athlon x2, Athlon 64 X2, Black Edition... and several variations on those. Either way, 72C is around the max temp for most of those, I believe. It may be a voltage regulator over-volting the processor, or the processor itself causing the high temp... if the cooler is installed properly.
August 12, 2012 12:06:56 PM

AMD Athlon 64 x2 Black Edition 5000+ cpu.
The voltage is fine is at 1.2v (see in cpu-z).
a c 109 à CPUs
August 12, 2012 12:47:10 PM

Your CPU has a TDP of 65W, your temps should be atleast 20c lower than they are now (load temps).
a c 309 à CPUs
August 12, 2012 5:56:52 PM

theProbe said:
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Black Edition 5000+ cpu.
The voltage is fine is at 1.2v (see in cpu-z).

That processor has a Tcase temp of 72C max: http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD-Athlon%2064%20X2%2...
The temp of the processor cores will read quite a bit higher and their maximum should be designated in Core Temp as your TJ max.
August 16, 2012 1:29:19 PM

I reapplied the paste (some high quality don't know which) and the temps are only 2-3c lower. Why is my cpu on 48-50c on idle without overclock??
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August 16, 2012 2:36:55 PM

theProbe said:
I reapplied the paste (some high quality don't know which) and the temps are only 2-3c lower. Why is my cpu on 48-50c on idle without overclock??

Do you feel confident the cooler is properly seated to the motherbord and the heat sync surface is making solid contact with the CPU? If so, your processor may be the issue afterall. Although I've rarely heard of a good CPU going bad unless it has been abusively O/C'd.
August 16, 2012 3:01:10 PM

I hardly ever overclocked and it was mild. I am pretty sure everything is connected correctly.
Could a psu or the mobo be causing this?
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August 16, 2012 3:24:03 PM

theProbe said:
I hardly ever overclocked and it was mild. I am pretty sure everything is connected correctly.
Could a psu or the mobo be causing this?

Quite possibly, yes. As I said earlier, the board's VR could be over-volting the processor. Or the PSU's +12V could be too high. Not likely scenerios, but possible.
a c 309 à CPUs
August 16, 2012 5:42:46 PM

You've got it O/C from 2.6GHZ up to 3.0GHZ. Why not bring everything back down to stock speed and see what your temp results are.
August 16, 2012 8:29:04 PM

This clock increased the temp by 5c on idle, 10c on full load. I was just trying it out and turns out its not stable. I'm on default settings.
a c 309 à CPUs
August 17, 2012 12:24:46 AM

Maybe you could post a pic of Core Temp with everything at default. One at idle and one at 100% (Prime95).
a c 309 à CPUs
August 17, 2012 7:43:07 PM

Since your processor isn't reporting its Tjmax, I can't say how much too hot your cores really are. But 89C must be below the Tjmax or the machine would shut down. Have you ever unlocked dormant cores in your Athlon?
August 17, 2012 9:15:09 PM

Did what? :D 
ps. thank you for your will to help. Would like to see other members giving this a thought.
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August 17, 2012 9:16:26 PM

Unlocked locked or hidden cores (well dormant means sleeping but whatever).
August 17, 2012 10:08:07 PM

How could have i unlocked that? Maybe i did i just didn't (don't) realize it.
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August 18, 2012 2:42:47 AM

theProbe said:
How could have i unlocked that? Maybe i did i just didn't (don't) realize it.

Nevermind. I know the answer now.
August 18, 2012 10:39:05 AM

clutchc said:
Nevermind. I know the answer now.

What do you know? :D 
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